Mercedes GLK Gets Schwarz Edition in Japan

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While Nissan sells special edition of the Juke and Micra it calls "Kuro" (Japanese for black) in Europe, Mercedes strikes back with something along the same line.

Mercedes-Benz Japan has just launched the GLK Schwarz edition, German for black. The car is based around the GLK 350 4MATIC, equipped with the 306 hp 3.5-liter V6 engine and a seven-speed gearbox as standard.

Only 100 examples will be made and sold for JPY6,840,000, equivalent to about $70,000 or €52,000.

So, what do you get for that sort of money? For starters, the SUV has standard 20-inch alloy wheels in a five-spoke design and brushed finish. A bespoke Obsidian Black exterior paint which conveys an air of luxury together with the stainless steel running boards and AMG cosmetic package.

Inside the Schwarz edition, customers will be treated to some Artico / Dinamica seats, a sport steering wheel, dark ash wood trim and aluminum alloy pedals.

To find out more, you can read the official brochure here.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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